Archive for the ‘Breast Implants’ Category

What You Need to Know About Breast Implants

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed in the US today. In fact, in 2015 approximately 279,143 procedures were performed in the United States, making it the highest ranking cosmetic surgical procedure performed. Augmentation mammoplasty (breast augmentation) is the surgery of choice for women who want to achieve a youthful breast [...]

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Breast Implant Scandal Insult to Injury in Europe

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Although the plastic surgery industry has seen steady improvement in the US in the past 2 years, it has faced a difficult year in Europe, the second largest market for cosmetic surgery. Following the credit crisis that finally hit financing, the recent scandal over Poly Implant Prothèses (PIP) implants has discouraged prospective patients from going [...]

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ASPS & FDA Establish Breast Implant Registry

Friday, December 9th, 2011

January 26, 2012 will mark the one-year anniversary of the establishment of the national registry for breast implants. On the heels of breaking news that breast implants were linked to a rare form of lymphoma, known as Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) collaborated with the FDA to create [...]

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ASPS Launches Safety Campaign on “White Coat Deception”

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently launched a new safety campaign on the heels of another headline-making cosmetic surgery disaster. Dinora Rodriguez, a 40-year-old stay-at-home mom from Los Angeles, underwent corrective surgery to fix a botched breast augmentation that left her with a bad case of symmastia, or “uniboob.” “My breasts looked really [...]

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Silicone Breast Implants: Back Under the Microscope

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Controversy has been brewing over the safety of silicone breast implants for years. Just recently, the issue has come back under the microscope when research conducted by two manufacturers of the implants was released in a report last Wednesday. The data indicated that the implants have a “reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness” when used [...]

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Uneven Breasts and What You Can Do About It

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Did you know that all women have uneven breasts to some extent? That’s right, no two breasts are exactly the same, but the difference in size varies from unnoticeable to very pronounced in some women. Asymmetrical breasts could be genetic or caused by hormonal fluctuations, like one breast tissue beginning to develop earlier than the [...]

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Breast Implants & Cancer – Cause for Concern?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Last week, the plastic surgery community received some important news regarding recent reports of a particular cancer in women with breast implants. The FDA announced reports of about 60 cases of women with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in women that have received breast augmentation surgery. The report applies to women with saline and silicone [...]

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